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Joanna Schroeder

  • U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced it has finalized the license agreement with Whitethorn Solar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Juwi Solar for a solar electrical generation system onsite at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  When completed, the power generated by this system will represent the DOE/NNSA’s largest purchase of solar power from an onsite facility and the first in its western region. Juwi will design, engineer, install, and finance a 3 MW fixed-tilt solar photovoltaic array at the Laboratory’s Livermore site.
  • The World Resources Institute has released the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance that offers much-needed clarity on how companies measure emissions from electricity and other types of energy purchases. The rigorous new guidance enables companies to credibly report emissions from diverse electricity sources, especially renewable energy, which could in turn increase corporate demand for more renewables.
  • Solar Power, Inc. has announced that SPI, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, SPI China (HK) Limited, has entered into a stock purchase agreement with CECEP Solar Energy Hong Kong Co., Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group, to acquire 4.3 MW of photovoltaic projects in Italy.
  • For the second consecutive year, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has announced that Canada has set a record for the installation of new wind energy capacity. A total of 1,871 MW of wind energy capacity was installed in five provinces in Canada in 2014, with most growth centered in Ontario (850 MW), Quebec (439 MW) and Alberta (350 MW). Canada ended 2014 with nearly 9,700 MW of installed wind energy capacity, producing enough electricity to meet the needs of over 3,000,000 million average Canadian homes every year.
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